Suck it up, buttercup

Updated below.

An elementary school principal in New Brunswick has decided that O Canada (Canada’s national anthem, for those of you who don’t watch hockey) should not be played or participated in during class time.



My suggestion for elementary school principal Erik Millett, the failed Green Party candidate and late-to-the-party hippie, is to suck it up, buttercup. Set your children free by allowing them to sing the national anthem. Millett’s reasoning surely must be affected by his inability to comprehend what country he resides, given that some children attending the school have relatives that were killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Link to article here, here and a blog article here.

Rex Murphy takes a common-man look at the entire inclusive stupidity here.


The uninitiated among you should be made aware that Canada may be the only country in the world that will boo its own national anthem. This supposed travesty will occur any time an NHL team from Quebec travels to English Canada, particularly Alberta. The reason? The anthem is sung in French.

Yes, I know.

But it’s uniquely Canadian.


Update: On February 1, school superintendent Zoe Watson ordered that the daily singing of O Canada be reinstated. Mr. Millet was given a chance to reverse his policy voluntarily, but he refused any response to the request.

Now there’s a guy who isn’t the brightest lightbulb in the room.

2 thoughts on “Suck it up, buttercup

  1. It’s tough to be a Montreal Canadian NHL hockey player in Alberta. Those damned Albertans (of which I am now one, sadly) don’t take kindly to O Canada being sung in French.

    On the other hand, I’ve never heard anyone else booing the Canadian anthem. It’s a uniquely Canadian thing. It doesn’t mean we’re unpatriotic; it means we’re Canadian.

    Try explaining that to an American friend (which I have done), and watch heads explode.

  2. Wow.

    Even as obnoxious as Americans can be, I don’t think we’ve ever booed the Canadian national anthem at hockey games… Of course, lots will try and sing along and screw it up, which may be an insult in and of itself, but no booing that I’ve seen.

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